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With overhead irrigation there is a distinction between overhead and under crown irrigation. For this, small swing arm sprinklers or micro sprays are used. Their task is either irrigation in droughts (as a rule, under crown irrigation) or in frosty adverse weather conditions they provide effective frost protection during the blooming season (overhead frost protection irrigation).
Drip irrigation is used predominantly on fruit and vegetable cultivation. It can be used everywhere where water resources must be used sparingly, where only partial areas need to be irrigated or for irrigation on slopes. There are two types of drip irrigation: drip tapes for relatively short periods of use from 1-3 years and inherently stable, thick-walled drip tubes for longer periods of use.
- Efficient irrigation suited to requirements: this occurs directly at the root, and therefore involves lower water consumption and no drift at all in comparison to overhead irrigation.
- Low pressures systems reduce energy consumption in water supply.
- It is also possible to use the irrigation water for fertilisation (fertigation)
- Irrespective of weather conditions the system can be used for 24 hours a day
- Vehicle lanes and paths remain dry
- Reduced pest control operations in cultivation.
- Field work can be carried on during irrigation.
Certain influential factors must be taken into account in order to operate the drip irrigation system successfully. For example, filter systems may be necessary, if the water quality is not sufficient for requirements. Installation and commissioning require intensive planning and consultancy from professionals. We will be delighted to assist you in installing and using a drip irrigation system.